Executive Support Officer

Sutton, London (Greater)
£33,291 - £42,684
07 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019
Start Date

Job title: Executive Support Officer
Grade and salary breakdown: Grade 8 - £33,291 - £40,728 (£42,684 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)
Hours: Full-time, 36 hours per week
Contract status Permanent contract 

We are looking for a highly motivated Executive Support Assistant to work in a high profile role supporting the Chief Executive. 

Capable of delivering a high quality service, you will possess excellent organisation, prioritisation and interpersonal skills in order to provide high level direct executive and secretarial support to the Chief Executive including inbox and diary management. Acting as a first point of contact for the Chief Executive’s Office dealing efficiently, proactively and effectively with high level enquiries.

Sutton is ambitious both as a Council and a borough and there is much to be proud of. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the involvement and engagement of residents in key issues facing the borough and enthusiastic and motivated staff that the authority has. Looking ahead this is an exciting time to join our organisation. There are plans for the delivery of new homes and new schools and the London Cancer Hub is being developed, and we are moving at pace in developing our integration arrangements with the NHS. All of this is enabling successful delivery of our new corporate plan ‘Ambitious for Sutton’. 

With our comprehensive learning and development programme and supportive environment, this could be your next step in a successful, enjoyable and rewarding career in local government. Previous experience supporting a Chief Executive or comparable role is desirable but not essential. We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate a confident, proactive and forward looking approach, regardless of their level of experience.

Before applying we encourage you to contact Chrissy Diaz, Interim Head of Chief Executive on 020 8770 5211 to find out more about the role. Please apply online by uploading your CV ensuring you include a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the specific points in the person specification as set out in the role profile, when completing your supporting statement.

Please refer to the attached Leadership Expression for more information about the behaviour we encourage all our employees to display.   

The London Borough of Sutton is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.    

Closing Date: Monday 18 November
Interviews: Week commencing 25 November, candidates will be required to attend an informal meeting with the Chief Executive in addition to a formal interview.

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